He is the lead singer in the Washington, DC based rock band, "Exist".
Last name is pronounced kuh-NELL.
He has Irish, English, German, and Bohemian (Czech) ancestry. His first name is Gaelic.
Directing his feature film debut "I Am Ben," with Creed Bratton, Charlie Saxton, and Cristin Milioti. 
Shooting "Will" in Austin, Texas 
Recording the freshman album with his new band "Sweet 16" [January 2009]